A Doctor in Galilee

A Doctor in Galilee

The Life and Struggle of A Palestinian in Israel

eBook - 2008
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Hatim Kanaaneh is a Palestinian doctor who has struggled for over 35 years to bring medical care to Palestinians in Galilee, against a culture of anti-Arab discrimination. This is the story of how he fought for the human rights of his patients and overcame the Israeli authorities' cruel indifference to their suffering. Kanaaneh is a native of Galilee, born before the creation of Israel. He left to study medicine at Harvard, before returning to work as a public health physician with the intention of helping his own people. He discovered a shocking level of disease and malnutrition in his community and a shameful lack of support from the Israeli authorities. After doing all he could for his patients by working from inside the system, Kanaaneh set up The Galilee Society, an NGO working for equitable health, environmental and socio-economic conditions for Palestinian Arabs in Israel. This is a brilliant memoir that shows how grass roots organisations can loosen the Zionist grip upon Palestinian lives.
Publisher: London, UK : Pluto Press, 2008
ISBN: 9781849644051
1849644055
9780745327877
9780745327860
0745327877
0745327869
9781281878885
128187888X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxxii, 276 pages) : illustrations, map

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